Music that moves you…

Isn’t it amazing how music can move us? Across culture, race, language, or genre; it’s one constant that speaks to all of us. It can make us cry, laugh, or dance. It can comfort, encourage, and give us hope. It can sometimes feel like it physically lifts us up, give us faith or strength, and helps us feel more alive!

One song in particular that has always stood out to me is Amazing Grace. There’s something about it. It doesn’t matter if I am hearing it sang at a local church, as part of a professional concert, or on the radio; it feels like it fills my spirit. And every time I hear it, it brings me to tears. It’s simply stunning.

One of the most spectacular renditions I’ve ever seen is the performance by Il Divo in the ancient Roman Colosseum. The Colosseum, built in 70-80 AD, lends itself to creating an atmosphere that only enhances the power of the song. It blew me away. I could watch it a million times and never tire of it.

If you watch it, be sure to wait for the piper, it gave me shivers and goose bumps.

What songs move you to tears every time?

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Comments

  1. How marvelous. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I’m with you on Amazing Grace! It brings me to tears every time as well. Thanks for the absolutely beautiful video.

  3. I love that song. It’s one of those that continues to sound powerful in so many different renditions. I also love the bagpipes. 😀

    I don’t really get moved to tears literally very often, though there are some songs that bring about the emotion. “Stronger” by Hillsong is one of them.

  4. The song Danny Boy makes me tear up every time. I’m not even remotely Irish. I also can’t seem to get through the Star Spangled Banner without getting choked up and I’ve never been able to figure that one out.

  5. Hi Natalie,
    Thank you so much for sharing this post (and all the other posts as well). I find as I read your blogs that we are more alike than I had even thought. You put into words a lot of my own emotions, thoughts, and feelings. Amazing Grace has always had an impact on my emotions as well. It “touches” me deeply.
    “Amazing Grace” – the words themselves touch on the feelings I have had about myself in my past…at one time feeling very much like a “wretch” and “I once was lost but now I’m found,” and “was blind but now I see.” Grace, God, Universal Energy, Inner Strength…whatever terms one feels to connect to…has pulled me through the trials I have experienced in my life…”T’was Grace that brought me safe thus far.” Even in my most bleakest moments, there has been a strength inside me that has pulled me through.
    Another song that moves me is “I Have A Dream” by ABBA. When I hear it (and sing along with it) I feel so connected to the words. I do have dreams and lately have found myself mourning the loss of some of the dreams I imagined happening. But “I believe in Angels, something good in everything I see.”
    Again, thank you Natalie, for sharing your Self. I admire your writing, your strength, and your willingness to put yourself out there (here) for all to read and relate to. You are an Amazing Woman! xo

    • Snifffff….brings tears to my eyes as emotions fill me up. Thank you for such an incredible and intimate comment. We do have much in common. That inner strength and light that shines so bright and always pulls us through whatever travesties and trials we must go through. Two women that always come out of hardships and struggles better for it, stronger, most positive than ever. We amazing women need to stick together!
      Thanks for reading, commenting, and for always being there Donna…a true friend….xoxox….

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